Scorpion Star Robert Patrick Is Committed to His Country

Robert Patrick has always been a patriot.

“My family s history [in the armed forces] goes back to the Revolutionary War; my grandfather, cousins, uncle – it s in my blood,” the Scorpion actor tells PEOPLE. “When I was a kid, it was always a dream of mine to go on a USO tour; now my involvement has spanned over a decade.”

Having traveled all over the world with the USO, whose mission it is to lift the spirits of America s troops and their families, Patrick, 56, still remembers each trip like it was yesterday.

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As Nelly gets ready to perform on the 30th season premiere of Saturday Night Live next week, we felt it was a good time to ask: What makes a girl appealing to you? “I think it’s a lot in the way they carry themselves,” says the hip-hop star, 29. “A girl has to be different. There are so many beautiful girls around the world, and what separates them from being normal is the way they carry themselves.